OG Readers tutoring program is a free one-to-one tutoring service for students in Grades 1 - 4 who struggle with reading.
Orton-Gillingham (OG) is a highly structured, multi-sensory, phonics-based approach that demystifies the process of learning to read. Initially developed for readers with dyslexia, OG Readers is for all students who struggle with reading and reading comprehension including English-Language Learners.
Students meet with their tutor for one hour each week at the Central or Eastside Library to practice skills that will improve their reading, writing, and spelling. Tutors are trained volunteers who have completed background checks. Our trained tutors use sight, hearing, and movement to help students connect language with letters and words.
The OG Readers curriculum teaches the sounds of the English language and their corresponding symbols, spelling rules and generalizations, and syllable types. The program uses a specific order of introduction of reading skills based on how language is learned. While lesson plans are created around your child’s current reading ability and specific needs, they are also structured to include the same seven basic parts for each meeting: decoding and/or phonograms, sight word reading, the new concept for the lesson, alphabet knowledge, spelling, dictation, and oral reading.